A notorious Warrnambool intersection has been the site of four serious accidents in a five-year period, new data reveals.
Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell has again called for changes to be made to the Botanic Road, Fitzroy Road and Raglan Parade intersection.
Data from the Australian Roads Research Board shows between 2014 and late 2019 there have been four crashes resulting in minor injuries and four that resulted in serious injuries requiring hospitalisation.
Ms Britnell said the data only captured reported accidents and didn't take into account the near misses and more recent incidents at that intersection.
"I've had many residents of the area contact me about this intersection and have written to the Minister for Roads about the issue," she said.
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"This data backs up what we already know and puts in it black and white that there is a significant safety issue that needs to be addressed."
Ms Britnell said the research also highlighted several other roads that had a high level of crashes.
"Roads like the Heywood-Woolsthorpe Road, the Princes Highway, Caramut Road, the Great Ocean Road and the Hopkins Highway all have a really high number of crashes on the map for the period captured in the data," Ms Britnell said.
"This is solid data that shows where people are being injured and killed on our roads. It cannot be ignored.
"The government needs to address the issues with these roads as a whole - the surfaces and road shoulders must be addressed, and then other treatments can be considered.
Department of Transport Barwon South West director Schernickau said options forpotential future improvements at the intersection of Botanic Road, Fitzroy Road and Raglan Parade, taking into account traffic and the complexity of the intersection, were being investigated.
"We will work closely with the City of Warrnambool on any potential proposals," she said.
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